CNC Software Unveils Mastercam X7

Mastercam X7 introduces new capabilities, including the new mill-turn product, Renishaw Productivity+, Lathe Dynamic Rough, and more.

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Mastercam X7 introduces new capabilities, including the new mill-turn product, Renishaw Productivity+, Lathe Dynamic Rough, and more. The mill-turn product makes machining on high powered turning centers and full-function machining centers simpler and easier than ever before, the company says. Mill-turn streamlines the programming process with intelligent job setups that are keyed to each machine in a shop. Intelligent work plane selection is designed to make it easy to select the proper spindle and turret, all while programming a part with mill and lathe tool paths.

Mastercam X7 integrates Renishaw’s Productivity+ for in-process gaging. This uses a measuring probe on a machine tool to determine fixture offsets, orientation and critical dimensions. Probing eliminates the need for tool presetters, expensive fixtures and manual settings with dial indicators, the company says. It allows for machine offsets to be automatically adjusted during machining to further enhance the manufacturing process.

The Lathe Dynamic Rough tool path is designed for hard materials cut with button inserts. The dynamic motion allows the tool path to cut gradually, remain engaged in the material more effectively, and use more of the surface on your insert, extending tool life and increasing the cutting speed.